Our expert says:
Sounds all worth checking out, and a thoughtful and caring GP. YOu don't sound especially hypochondriac, and there are loads of other symptoms discussed on this site which you don't seem to have "adopted". Remember that while we most easily recognize Depression where the sadness and tears are very noticeable, it can also arise with mainly the physical symptoms, and the sadness less prominent.
She might be interested in your Thyroid function, because an underactive thyroid both makes one sluggish and lead to a general physical slow-down that can look mighty like depression , and it can indeed also foster the development of a Depression. But if it is under-active, one may need to add a soupcon of thyroid hormone tablets, to bring it up to speed.
And a good doctor or shrink will evaluate each person globally, on what they say, how they say it, what they don'[t say, how they walk in to the room, how they move, etc, as many little clues, maybe trivial on their own, can add up to point towards possible origins of their problems.
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